Missing Tattnall Square Academy student hasn’t been seen in days, friend says it doesn’t look like her: Reports – Crime Online
Georgian authorities are looking for a teenage girl who has not been seen or heard from since Saturday.
According to Monroe Sheriff Brad Freeman, 17-year-old Jorja Ethridge of Macon was last seen shortly after midnight Saturday spending the night in Monroe County. The Tattnall Square Academy student lives near the Bowman Road area in northern Bibb County, according to police.
Authorities were alerted after Jorja allegedly ran away from a house off North Rivoli Farms Road and left her mobile phone behind. So far, there is no indication of where she ran off or if she is with anyone.
“As far as we know, she signaled a trick. … But we just don’t know,” Freeman said.
Freeman says Jorja Ethridge was at a party with friends when she left unexpectedly. Jorgja’s mother, Amy McAlpin, told WGXA News that her daughter went to Lake Tobosofkee on Saturday night with her friends, but when she missed curfew, her stepfather drove to check on her. It was then that she fled on foot.
“The story has actually changed from what we were told yesterday. She saw the car. She never saw anyone. She never saw me or her stepfather. She saw the car, then got out and drove off,” McAlpin said.
Investigators have interviewed one particular witness on several occasions, but no details about the witness have been released. A friend of Jorja, who did not attend the party, said that it was not in her character to do something like that.
“I just want to know she’s safe because I’m really scared,” the friend said.
Jorja is described as a white female about 5 feet 8 inches tall with blonde brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, purple sweatshirt and black leggings.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 478-994-7010.
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[Feature Photo via Monroe County SO]